2019-2020 Pre Season Information

Welcome Cochrane Cougars!

We are back from our Summer break and working hard to prepare for the 2019-20 Season.

So far we have just under 50 new players this season. We warmly welcome you and look forward to having you join our Cougar family.

Please check out our website Cochranerechockey.ca – info regarding required equipment can be found there. You can also join our Closed Facebook group for season updates and notifications.

We are working at securing additional ice times so we can confirm practice schedules ASAP. However we have a few important dates to share with you.


 

Important Upcoming Dates

New player/ Invite Only Skate for Novice/Atom Divisions

Saturday, September 7 at 10:15 am – 11:15 am Cochrane Arena

All Novice & Atom players new to us are required to attend this ice time.

New player / invite only skate for Peewee/Bantam Divisions

Saturday, September 7 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cochrane Arena.

All Peewee & Bantam players new to us are required to attend this ice time.

We will send specific details to all the players who are required to attend these ice times. If you do not receive an email,  please do not attend this event.
Please Note: Teams will not be confirmed prior to this event.


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2019/2020 Returning Player Registration

Hello Cougars!

Registration for returning players only will open on Wednesday, May 1st.

Registration for new players will be available starting May 15th. First come first served with limited spots across all divisions.

An email with additional details about the 2019/2020 season will be sent out with the registration link on May 1st.

Thanks!

Cheryl McKay
Program Director

Raffle Ticket Information

COUGARS,

I want to thank all those who donated for our 3rd annual liquor raffle!!

Liquor Donation and fundraising is mandatory in our league. Our registration fees are exceptionally low considering the high cost of running our program. We will spend approximately $45,000 in ice rental fees this season and our insurance fees will run us approximately $6,200 this season, which totals just over $51,000 in expenses alone.

I will be posting a more detailed break down on the website for those of you interested in why we need to fundraise.

Here is what you need to know about the raffle tickets

  • Each player is only responsible for selling 15 tickets
  • Each family with 2 or more players is only responsible for selling 25 tickets

Tickets are $5 each. Ticket purchasers need to write their full name & address (town) and contact info on the small stub. They may keep the other half of the ticket.

Players must return all sold ticket stubs with purchaser info by December 8th

All stubs must be returned so we can ensure a legal raffle.

Payment for sold tickets can be returned in cash or by e-transfer no later than December 8th, 2018.

  • 15 tickets – $75 is required
  • 25 tickets- $125 is required

*ALL TICKETS MUST BE RETURNED SOLD.

If you are unable to sell your tickets, ask your team to help support you in getting yours sold. THAT’S WHAT TEAMS ARE FOR!

This is by far the most brilliant fundraiser ever. Plain and simple LIQUOR SELLS!

Many of you may find you need MORE tickets. If that is the case, please do the following ….

STEP 1

Text me 403-613-6258.  I have approximately 60 extra tickets – That’s it!!

STEP 2

Send out a message to your teammates to see if anyone needs help. You can email your team manager to help you with this if need be.

STEP 3

Post a request on the Cochrane Cougars closed Facebook group. If you have not joined yet… Do it now !!

** You are responsible for ensuring your ticket stubs are returned regardless of who sells them.

A $50 Credit to the Cougars online store will be given the individual who sells the most raffle tickets

Photos of each of the prizes will be posted on the Facebook page throughout the remainder of the week.

Prizes will be drawn on December 14 and winners will be notified immediately.

All ticket buyers must be 18 or older and be residents of Alberta.

Finally, A special thank you to ur super cool and talented coaches Jordan Nielsen & Kory Gach for building the beautiful crates for each of the basket prizes.

Thanks so much!

Cheryl

Cheryl McKay
Program Director
Cochrane Rec Hockey,

cochranerechockey@gmail.com

Team Photos

Hello all,

It’s this time of the year again to get our team pictures taken!

When: Friday November 9, 2017

Tykes 1, 2 & 3: 4:30pm-5:30pm (Team 1, Team 2 & Team 3)
Atom 3: 5:00pm
Atom 1 & 2: 5:30pm-6:15pm (Atom 1 then Atom 2)
PeeWee 1 & Bantam: 6:15 pm
PeeWee 2: 6:45pm

Where: Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Center
Multipurpose Room – Second floor above Totem 3
Address: 800 Griffin Road East, Cochrane, AB T4C 2B8

What to Wear/Bring:

Tykes to PeeWee – come fully dressed in game day jersey
Skates ON
Full gear except – no neck-guards or helmets

The photo times booked are very precise and it is important teams are ready to start on time. Please arrive ahead of the photo times to be ready and dressed to start on time.

Please do NOT bring hockey bag up to the photo area

We will start with Team 1 of each division followed Team 2 etc.

Coaches will be photographed first, followed by the players. Once the players have been photographed they can go to their assigned practice time.

The Order table will be set up inside the multi-purpose room for parents to place their orders on the day of photos.

*Please note that Spray Lakes can provide a mat for players to walk on in the dance studio. I have requested tables and chairs for the room as well.

If you require any more information please let me know.

We will send a league email with your link to the website and I will ask the parents to watch for the CRHA link with order form.

PS. For those who can’t make it on November 9th, Perry will be have a make-up date depending on how many players can’t attend. The Date will be communicated as soon possible.

Thank You!

Thanks for Coming!

It was so awesome to connect with so many of our Peewee and Bantams during our ‘Check us Out’ event on May 4th!

This week we’ve been overwhelmed by the number of returning players. In fact, with sibling registration we have gained more players then we had last season.
This is A HUGE DEAL! We are so happy to have most of you back next season.

It’s spring and many of you are starting baseball, soccer or maybe Rugby. That is fantastic! We have a ton of great programs to choose from in Cochrane!

While you are in the stands or on the sidelines, please remember to share your experience with our program.
Most of our new registrations come from word of mouth and we appreciate it so much!!

Get out there and enjoy the Sunshine!

New Player Registration is Now Open!

Welcome to the 2018/2019 season!

We are excited to begin taking new player registrations for the 2018/2019 season!

NEW PLAYER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A ROSTER SPOT YOU NEED TO REGISTER ASAP. PLEASE READ THROUGH THE ALL REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY

Roster spots are given on a first come first serve basis. Paid registrations will be given priority

Check us Out Bantams!

Cochrane Cougars Bantam Hockey Division
Cochrane Cougars Bantam Hockey Division

Attention Youth Ages 14/15 we are excited to be hosting our very first Check us Out Bantam Event On May 4th!.

We are looking for passionate hockey players to help build our new Bantam program.

What we have to offer?

Fantastic Coaches, Regular Organized Games and Practices, Optional extra practices & off ice training, teambuilding and youth leadership opportunities.

What’s Cool about us?

We are making hockey fun again! Our players are committed and welcoming. We want more female players! We are affordable! Registration Fees our $425.00 for the season.

So “Check Us Out” May 4 @ 6pm on Totem 2. Bring your gear, hit the ice and let’s Play some hockey.

Tournament Info!

Hi everyone,

I wanted to touch base with a few more details about our tournament March 9-11 in Cochrane. If you have any other questions please let me know.

Cheryl


Cochrane March 9-11 Tournament Details

  • Ice times are Friday Saturday and Sunday
  • Atom 1 and 2 teams will be split into 3 Cochrane teams
  • Our Peewee team will likely be broken into 2 teams
  • Smaller teams will allow for more ice time for players but it will be important that we have a strong player commitment
  • Round Robin with a 3 Game Guarantee
  • 2 teams from each division will play in a final Game
  • All players will be required to pay a small entrance fee to help cover additional ice/tournament fees The fee will be Approx $30 per player.
  • We are going to assume that all players will be participating
  • If you are unable to participate Please let me know asap.
  • We will build teams later this week.
  • Atom & Peewee season wrap will be incorporated into the tournament.

IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT WEEKEND !!